Lightroom 6 and MacOS Big Sur

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Hello,

 

MacOS Big Sur is coming out tomorrow 11/12/20. When can we start using Lightroom in the MacOS Big Sur? I have Lightroom 6.


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Lightroom 6 and MacOS Big Sur

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Hello,

 

MacOS Big Sur is coming out tomorrow 11/12/20. When can we start using Lightroom in the MacOS Big Sur? I have Lightroom 6.


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If LR 6 is already installed on your computer, you may be able to keep running it after you upgrade to 10.16 (Big Sur). But note that it's not officially supported on 10.15 or 10.16.  Further, just as you can't install LR 6 on 10.15, you won't be able to install (or reinstall) it on 10.16, since the LR 6 installer is a 32-bit program, and 10.15 and 10.16 no longer run 32-bit programs.  A few people have reported here that LR 6 on 10.15 stopped working, and then they were stuck, since they couldn't reinstall it.

 

I recommend holding off updating to 10.16 until you get confirmation from someone else that LR 6 will continue running.  (Adobe isn't going to provide that confirmation.)

 

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John, I agree that it's possible that Lr 6.14 may continue to work after the upgrade, however "Big Sur" is macOS 11, not 10.16.

Screenshot 2020-11-14 at 6.06.29 AM.png

 

Regards, Denis: System iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.1, LrC 10.1 (>10.0), Lr 4.1, Ps 22.1, Pr 14.8.0; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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@aliyam50991550said:

"MacOS Big Sur is coming out tomorrow 11/12/20. When can we start using Lightroom in the MacOS Big Sur? I have Lightroom 6."

 

As others have said, you may be able to run Lightroom 6 on Big Sur if it is already installed on your computer (pre-Big Sur). But its also possible there will be glitches and bugs, because Big Sur did not exist when Lightroom 6 was created, and you will be running unsupported software (Lightroom 6) on an operating system it was never designed for. Which means Adobe isn't going to fix any bugs found. This is a dicey situation, and in my mind, you are taking a big risk, and the best situation would be to stop running old, unsupported software on operating systems it was never designed for. But maybe everything will run fine...

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"Big Sur" is macOS 11, not 10.16.

 

Right, thanks for the correction.

 

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This week Adobe posted a Support article Lightroom Classic and Big Sur | macOS 11. It says “Lightroom Classic 10.x is compatible with macOS Big Sur,” also saying “Lightroom Classic 9.x and earlier have not been tested for compatibility” and chances are they won’t be tested.

 

Lightroom 6, being 5 years old, is just not set up for the changes in macOS that Apple started requiring starting with macOS 10.14 and later. It’s already known that there is no way to run the Lightroom 6 installer on macOS 10.15 or later. If you want to run Lightroom Classic on macOS 11 Big Sur, and later on the new Apple Silicon Macs, and have it fully supported, it’s going to be Lightroom Classic 10.

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Thank you.

1) So if I purchase Lightroom Classic 10, is there a way to keep the same photos on the new LR? Or do I have to reupload the photos again?

2) Also, my camera is an EOS Rebel T5i, can I transfer these raw photos to the new Lightroom?

 

Thank you!

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Yes your catalog would be copied and upgraded so everything will remain as
is.
Yes your camera is still compatible

Not Lr 10 is subscription only do consider the Photography Plan that
includes Photoshop ..
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Best regards

Geoff Walker


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I was wondering. Can I upgrade to Lightroom 10 on my MacOS Sierra 10.13.6? And then  migrate to my new computer that will have the MacOS Big Sur?

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I was wondering. Can I upgrade to Lightroom 10 on my MacOS Sierra 10.13.6? And then  migrate to my new computer that will have the MacOS Big Sur?

Or which Lightroom will be compatible with MacOS Sierra 10.13.6?

 

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I was wondering. Can I upgrade to Lightroom 10 or classic on my MacOS Sierra 10.13.6? And then  migrate to my new computer that will have the MacOS Big Sur?

or which Lightroom should I upgrade that will be compatible for MacOS Sierra 10.13.6 and MacOS Big Sur 11.

 

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Lightroom Classic 10 requires macOS 10.14 Mojave or later, according to the official Lightroom Classic system requirements.

 

Lightroom Classic 9 can be installed on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, but not macOS 10.12 Sierra. If you are running 10.13, you can install Lightroom Classic 9 and then migrate that system to macOS 11 Big Sur.

 

Migration to Big Sur might be a good option if all your software is recent, but if you have a lot of Mac software made for macOS 10.12 and ealier, I think it might be better not to migrate, and instead start over with a new clean installation of macOS 11 Big Sur. The reason is that Apple has changed so many of the requirements for compatibility with macOS 10.14 and later that in Big Sur, some old software might not run, and their uninstallers might not run either. With a clean install, you are more assured that the only software on the Mac is software that will actually work in Big Sur.

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Thank you Conrad!!!
Right now I have a LOT of photos on my Lightroom 6. If you don't recommend migrating, what is the best option as far as Lightroom goes? Ideally I want to update to LR 9 with all the photos to stay in its place in the MacOS Sierra 10.13.6, then transfer to new computer. I think it may not be best to migrate. In that case, how do I transfer the new Lightroom 9 from MacOS Sierra 10.13.6 to my new computer MacOs BigSur 11?

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First, you will of course want to back up the current Mac system including all your photos and other files, and set that aside.

 

Then, after installing Big Sur, you can use the Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app to install the latest version of Lightroom Classic and any other Adobe applications you have a subscription for. You can then copy your images and your Lightroom catalog from the backup of your old system, into the same folders on the new Big Sur system. Opening your current catalog in a newer version of Lightroom Classic will upgrade a new copy of that catalog to the current catalog format.

 

After that, it is a matter of reconnecting the catalog to the images. The basic steps are described at the link below; notice that she offers a free eBook with more details about migration if you need them.

How do I move Lightroom to a new computer? — The Lightroon Queen

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Thank you. After the transfer, I can't use my Lightroom subscription on 2 of my computers? I could only use it on one computer?

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If you're not going to use Lightroom on a computer any more, you should de-activate it. I believe in Lightroom 6, all you have to do is sign-out from Lightroom 6 to de-activate it.

 

Yes, you always are allowed to have Lightroom 6 activated on any 2 computers you want.

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Hi,  I have LR 6.14 and upgraded from Catalina to Big Sur. Old LR is still working.

 

New bug is that a white header is covering the photo if having information shown in loupe view. Turning it off (hitting "i" key) the white header is gone. See attachment how that look like.

 

LR is no longer my primary photo software so I have have not tested it harder that opening it.

 

Other limitation since Catalina is that map-module is not working. 

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